WHY DR. KIMO
Relentless Problem Solver. Results Driven. People Person.
Kohala Middle School Teacher, Kohala Community Advocate
"I was fortunate to play college basketball with Dr. Alameda. A great student-athlete who continues to serve as a role model for many youth. We need a Mayor who can inspire our families and youth to dream big. He’s got my vote!"
William "Bill" Brilhante
Previous County HR Director and Deputy Corp. Council, Attorney and Realtor.
"Dr. Kimo is the only executive I know that has worked in the county, state, and federal governments, and has been the CEO of a major Health Center. Our County needs a true CEO who understands how the three branches of government interact with the private sector."
Kaimi Walter Chung
Co-Owner of Walter's Electric, Inc.; Owner Lokahi Construction; Community Advocate.
"Dr. Kimo comes from a blue-collar hard-working family. His dad‘s a plumber and his brother is an electrician. He knows how important jobs are to our economy and to our way of life. As Mayor, Dr. Kimo will fix our permitting problems. He will take the lead in solving our housing crisis and will make sure that we are developing jobs so that our families can live, work, and play on this beautiful island."
President of O'Doran Maintenance & Construction INC, and Little League All-Stars Coach.
"I’m a licensed contractor and developer. We need somebody like Dr. Kimo who has the people skills and decisiveness to take action. He also has the vision and the relationships to fix our housing and permitting crisis. We can’t go another four years with the status quo. Dr. Kimo got my vote!"
Old Navy Assistant Manager, and Puna Advocate
"Dr. Kimo is a family man who has coached hundreds of youth. He treated my sons as his own. He was fair, caring, and super organized. And with his expertise in ethnic relations, he is a leader that can bring our diverse communities together. We would be lucky to have him as our Mayor."
Uncle David Fuertes
Kohala Farmer, Entrepreneur, and Executive of Kahua Pa’a Mua
"Dr. Kimo has always been for the people. Helping youth and families on drug prevention and positive parenting. He is also a champion for farmers, hunters, and fishermen. A local-boy done good and giving back. Truly inspirational. He’s got my vote!"
Dr. Malia Haleakala
Emergency Room Doctor in many of our Hawai’i Island emergency departments
"I first met Dr. Kimo as my son’s basketball coach, then I learned he has a PhD in psychology, has his own TV show on health, has been a leader in our County for many years, and raised seven children. While the county was on the sidelines, Dr. Kimo was on the frontlines dealing with issues like COVID and fentanyl. This is the kind of leadership we need in our Mayor. "
Tiffany Edwards Hunt
Hawaiʻi Educator and Puna Community Advocate
"I’m on board with the Shaka Movement. Dr. Kimo has the intelligence, the institutional knowledge, the charisma, and the “can-do” spirit to motivate the masses. We need all hands on deck to work on key issues plaguing our community, from infrastructure needs to houselessness & homelessness and from mental illness to straight-up hopelessness."
Small Business Owner, and Immediate Past President of the Piʻihonua Hawaiian Homestead Association
"Dr. Kimo is very impressive. He can connect with so many different people in our community. His experience in the State Department of Health, Office of Aging, and nonprofit healthcare is what makes his experience so valuable.
His personality is also infectious. It's hard not to like the guy. I'd like to see him as our Mayor in 2024. He has the vote of myself and my ʻohana."
Marketing Executive, Served on Hawaii County Planning Commission, Bay Clinic Board Member, Ka’u Coffee Festival
"I’ve sat in many of Dr. Alameda‘s presentations and he is one of the most charismatic, intelligent, and engaging presenters I know. We need a mayor who can motivate others and speak the language of the people."
Two-time police officer of the year and owner of Randy's Huli Chicken & Ribs
"As the Executive of Aging under Mayors Billy Kenoi and Harry Kim, Dr. Kimo Alameda made sure that the county paid attention to West Hawaii. Nobody got left behind. Dr. Kimo is doing it now around healthcare and will do the same as our Mayor in 2024. Can’t wait to vote!"
Retired Army Lt. Col., 29th Infantry Brigade served in Vietnam; Hawaiʻi County and State Employee; and East Hawaii representative for the late U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye
"I knew Kimo when he worked as Mayor Billy Kenoi’s campaign manager and later as the Executive for the Hawaii County Office of Aging. Kimo got his staff in the habit of treating every kupuna as if they were family. He provided training on customer service and cultural competency to county workers and community members. We need to bring this “customer first” approach back to the County. Kimo will help us get there. He’s got my vote!!"
Mortgage Loan Officer, Kailua Kona
"If you want something done in the community then get Dr. Kimo involved. He’ll make it happen!. We need leaders that will pay attention to all communities, not just Hilo. Dr. Kimo has family all over the island which is why he will bring geographic equity to every community. Dr. Kimo has a long track record of standing up for the underdog. We finally got a candidate who is worth registering to vote. He’s got my vote!"
2012-2020 Hawaiʻi Council Member—District 1, Hamakua, Lapahoehoe, Waipio, Honoka’a
"I’ve been on the county council for many years, and I know the type of Mayor needed to solve our most pressing problems. Dr. Kimo listens, is respectful of different views, and always looks for common ground. We need a Mayor that can work with the County Council for the betterment of every community. We also need a strong ambassador who can fight for our needs at the legislature and with our congressional delegation. We deserve better and Dr. Kimo is the best chance we got at getting us there."
Melissa Libero Samura
Honoka’a HS Staff & Alumni; Owner, Thunder Printing Waimea; Station Supervisor - Mokulele Airlines Waimea.
"I’ve know Dr. Kimo for many years as a friend, coach, and a community advocate. We need a leader who cares deeply about our youth and has the personality that can bring people together. Dr. Kimo will bring all of this and more to the Mayor’s office."
Founder of Spencer's Health & Fitness
"Kimo is a humble local-boy who is smart and charismatic. He comes from a large family with relationships in almost every community. He’s a consensus builder who will consider many perspectives with an eye towards doing what’s best for the greater good. Also, raised in a boxing family, he has that tough fighting spirit and is not intimidated by anybody. Kimo is someone willing to stand up for what’s right and we need that type leadership now more than ever."
William "Yama" Kaholoa’a
Cultural Advisor, Waipio & Hoʻolehua Homestead Advocate
"Kimo Alameda‘s roots stretch out across Hawaii island. Kimo will continue to give his aloha to the families of this island, as he has done his entire adult life. Imua Alameda!"
Retired Post Office Ka‘u
Previous Chair, Hawaii Democratic Party
Previous Hawaii Island representative for Gov. Abercrombie
"I’ve seen Dr. Kimo in action from talking about local values to a group in Hilo, to his speech on 'just showing up' for a large group of community members in Honokaa. Everywhere on the island, Dr. Kimo is well respected as a great motivator and community leader."
Project Manager, Hilo Medical Center
"Coach Kimo!. As one of his assistants, I can tell you he is a true leader. He always has a game plan, understands the opposition, and is able to rally up his team for a successful outcome. A true motivator who not just coached many youth over 15 years, but served as a father figure to my own son. I loved what he would say every year to the kids at the first day of practice. He’d say, “Hey kids… I got you for 2-3 years before you move on, but you, you got me for life”. A true mentor. Coach Kimo—you got my vote!"